National Archives and Records Administration - Local Identifier 127-G-1930 - footage from the National Archives.By Sgt. Rhodes - Silent uncataloged footage from the National Archives. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Timothy Vollmer.
January 24, 2012
probably lost film from WWII
Title card says NAHA June 13, Sgt H Rhodes III PHIB Corps. Assuming this was the US Marines 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion.
Naha was the capitol of Okinawa so this may be Battle of Okinawa footage from June 13, 1945.
B&W footage of beach being shelled.
Title card says same info as above but June 12.
Man walks among plane wreckage. Shot of military trucks driving. City in ruins. Airfield and wrecked planes. Marine examines large bomb. 2 men examine wrecked imperial Japanese plane.
Title card says same info as above but June 11.
Wrecked city. Trucks & crane. Marines walking. Christian church. Harbor & LVT landing craft. More shots of harbor & wrecked train & city.